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UN’s Bachelet addresses progress and setbacks in human rights worldwide
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Monday, 14 October 2019
UN’s Bachelet addresses progress and setbacks in human rights worldwide
The world is undeniably facing rising challenges to multilateralism, however work can be done with Member States to strengthen the agreement of the landmark Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN’s top rights official told the committee charged with tackling social, humanitarian and cultural issues, on Tuesday. Read Full Article ...
 
Turkey says it is acting in self-defence in Syria
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Turkey says it is acting in self-defence in Syria
Turkey has justified its ongoing invasion of northeast Syria to the United Nations by saying it's exercising its right to self-defence under the UN Charter, ac...
 
Monday’s Daily Brief: 70,000 children displaced in northeast Syria, Guterres commends UN-led peace d
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Monday’s Daily Brief: 70,000 children displaced in northeast Syria, Guterres commends UN-led peace d
As violence continues to escalate in Syria’s northeast, the UN children’s agency (UNICEF) has renewed its call on all parties to the conflict to protect childr...
 
India-born Professor Abhijit among 3 to get Nobel Economics Prize
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Monday, 14 October 2019
India-born Professor Abhijit among 3 to get Nobel Economics Prize
Stockholm: A trio of American economists — India-born Abhijit Banerjee of the US, French-American professor Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer — were honoured on ...
 
Trump says Assad, not US, must protect Kurds
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Trump says Assad, not US, must protect Kurds
US President Donald Trump says the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and other countries should be responsible for protecting the US-allied Kurds ...
 
Trump says Assad, not US, must protect Kurds
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Trump says Assad, not US, must protect Kurds
US President Donald Trump says the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and other countries should be responsible for protecting the US-allied Kurds ...
 
Rapid change in Syria over just 96 hours
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Rapid change in Syria over just 96 hours
Britain-based war monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published a graphic of the region and said there have been rapid developments with “fierce cl...
 
WATCH | Ecuadrians celebrate deal to end deadly unrest
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Monday, 14 October 2019
WATCH | Ecuadrians celebrate deal to end deadly unrest
Ecuador's president and indigenous leaders reached an agreement on Sunday to end nearly two weeks of violent protests against austerity measures put in place t...
 
Turkey-Syria offensive: The people caught in the middle
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Turkey-Syria offensive: The people caught in the middle
Image copyright Unicef/Souleiman. Tens of thousands of civilians have been forced to flee fighting in northern Syria and are in desperate need of humanitarian ...
 
Russia Denies US News Report it Bombed 4 Syria Hospitals in 12 Hours
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Russia Denies US News Report it Bombed 4 Syria Hospitals in 12 Hours
Moscow: Russia on Monday denied a US newspaper report that its warplanes bombed four hospitals in rebel-held territory in Syria over a period of 12 hours this ...
 
Syria steps in to contain assault
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Syria steps in to contain assault
The Syrian regime sent troops towards the Turkish border yesterday to contain Ankara’s deadly offensive against the Kurds, stepping in for US forces due to beg...
 
Ecuador govt, protesters agree to end protests
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Ecuador govt, protesters agree to end protests
QUITO: Ecuador’s president and indigenous leaders reached an agreement on Sunday (Monday in Manila) to end nearly two weeks of violent protests against austeri...
 
'Indian economy on a shaky ground,' says Abhijit Banerjee after winning 2009 Nobel Prize on Economic
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Monday, 14 October 2019
'Indian economy on a shaky ground,' says Abhijit Banerjee after winning 2009 Nobel Prize on Economic
New York: Indian-American MIT professor Abhijit Banerjee , who jointly won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize with his wife Esther Duflo and Harvard professor Mich...
 
Most important international event of the week: 71-th session of UN General Assembly
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Most important international event of the week: 71-th session of UN General Assembly
The most important international event of the week was the 71-th session of the UN General Assembly, which brought together representatives of 193 states. Bela...
 
MIL-OSI United Nations: Military operation in northeast Syria could see unintentional release of ISI
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Monday, 14 October 2019
MIL-OSI United Nations: Military operation in northeast Syria could see unintentional release of ISI
Source: United Nations. The ongoing Turkish military incursion in northeast Syria could unintentionally lead to the release of scores of people associated with...
 
Athens-Democracy-Forum-award-goes-to-Mayor-Pawe?-Adamowicz
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Athens-Democracy-Forum-award-goes-to-Mayor-Pawe?-Adamowicz
The international Athens Democracy Forum prize has been awarded posthumously to the Mayor of Gda?sk, Pawe? Adamowicz. His wife Magdalena and their daughters An...
 
‘Peace Spring’: Shock stats from 96 hours
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Monday, 14 October 2019
‘Peace Spring’: Shock stats from 96 hours
Britain-based war monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published a graphic of the region and said there have been rapid developments with “fierce cl...
 
Japan: Secretary-General Extends Condolences, Voices Solidarity with Japan on Heels of Typhoon Hagib
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Japan: Secretary-General Extends Condolences, Voices Solidarity with Japan on Heels of Typhoon Hagib
SG/SM/19813. The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: The Secretary-General is saddened by reports ...
 
Somalia: Secretary-General Condemns Mortar Attack against Airport, Peacekeepers in Somalia
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Somalia: Secretary-General Condemns Mortar Attack against Airport, Peacekeepers in Somalia
SG/SM/19811. The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: The Secretary-General strongly condemns the m...
 
Burkina Faso: Secretary-General Condemns Deadly Attack on Mosque in Burkina Faso
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Burkina Faso: Secretary-General Condemns Deadly Attack on Mosque in Burkina Faso
SG/SM/19810. The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: The Secretary-General strongly condemns the a...
 
Syrian Arab Republic: Calling for Immediate De-escalation in North-East Syria, Secretary-General Urg
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Syrian Arab Republic: Calling for Immediate De-escalation in North-East Syria, Secretary-General Urg
SG/SM/19814. The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: The Secretary-General is gravely concerned ov...
 
'Helping fight poverty': Who is Abhijit Banerjee, one of three economists awarded this year's Nobel
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Monday, 14 October 2019
'Helping fight poverty': Who is Abhijit Banerjee, one of three economists awarded this year's Nobel
An Indian-American is one among the three economists awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Economics for their "experimental approach to alleviating global povert...
 
Russia denies US news report it bombed 4 Syria hospitals in 12 hours
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Russia denies US news report it bombed 4 Syria hospitals in 12 hours
Moscow (AFP) - Russia on Monday denied a US newspaper report that its warplanes bombed four hospitals in rebel-held territory in Syria over a period of 12 hour...
 
Who is Abhijit Banerjee, one of the winners of 2019 Economics Nobel?
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Who is Abhijit Banerjee, one of the winners of 2019 Economics Nobel?
Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, his wife Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer have jointly won the Economics Nobel for the year 2019 for their “experimental appr...
 
Russia bombed four Syria hospitals in 12 hours
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Russia bombed four Syria hospitals in 12 hours
Members of the Syrian Civil Defence, also known as the "White Helmets", use a winch to flip an overturned vehicle in the rubble outside a health facility that ...
 
Abhijit Banerjee wins Nobel Prize
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Abhijit Banerjee wins Nobel Prize
Indian-origin Abhijit Banerjee wins Nobel Prize in Economics for study on poverty…. reports Asian Lite News The 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Scienc...
 
Abhijit Banerjee
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Abhijit Banerjee
Indian-origin economist Abhijit Banerjee awarded Nobel Prize for Economics Fifty-eight-year-old Banerjee was born in Kolkata in 1961. He studied in Calcutta Un...
 
Per Aspera ad Pax
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Per Aspera ad Pax
The second decade of the 21st century began with a string of explosive protests in the Middle East and North Africa. The region has become a source of violence...
 
PROUD MOMENT Indian-American Economist Abhijit Banerjee Among 3 Awarded Nobel Prize for Fighting Pov
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Monday, 14 October 2019
PROUD MOMENT Indian-American Economist Abhijit Banerjee Among 3 Awarded Nobel Prize for Fighting Pov
New Delhi: Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer jointly won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize "for their experimental approach to all...
 
Meet Abhijit Banerjee, the JNU Student Whose Work on Poverty Has Won Him a Nobel Prize in Economics
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Monday, 14 October 2019
Meet Abhijit Banerjee, the JNU Student Whose Work on Poverty Has Won Him a Nobel Prize in Economics
New Delhi : Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, who won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics jointly with his wife Esther Duflo and another economist Michael Kreme...
 
All you need to know about Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee
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Monday, 14 October 2019
All you need to know about Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee
NEW DELHI: Indian-American and Michael Kremer jointly won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday "for their experimental approach to alleviating global pover...
 
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